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Poll Question: Which one is your favorite?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
18 [32.14%]
6 [10.71%]
10 [17.86%]
20 [35.71%]
2 [3.57%]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 08:09
Mad Moon Moon was my vote. It was a close call for me between that and One for the Vine. The lyrics in both are really good. Compositionally and Instrumentally, One for the Vine is the better of the two, but it ought to have had more of an edge in places.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:46
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

One for the Vine.

A symphonic prog masterpiece, and possibly the best song he ever wrote.

Banks strength is is composition, rather than lyric writing. I think a lot of his lyrics are rather weak. All in a Mouses night is awful


Agree and desagree.

One for the vine is a prog masterpiece and one of the better songs of Genesis all time for me.

IMO Banks is a great lyricist even in the level of Gabriel. One for the vine is a proof as Cinema show Seven stones or White mountain for example. After Gabriel's departure he was the stronger lyricist of Genesis.

About the poll One for the vine and Mad man moon are very close. Today I will go with One for the vine.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:42
I agree with your comment on One for the Vine and that All in a Mouse's Night was awful.    But I think overall Tony is a very good lyricist.  Watcher of the Skies (w/ Mike), Firth of Fifth...all the way up to Home by the Sea, Domino, Feeding the Fire and Fading Lights were all Banks lyrics and all were well-written. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:36
One for the Vine.

A symphonic prog masterpiece, and possibly the best song he ever wrote.

Banks strength is is composition, rather than lyric writing. I think a lot of his lyrics are rather weak. All in a Mouses night is awful
Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:18

Afterglow.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2014 at 07:17
Which one of these songs penned by Tony Banks is your favorite? I love the story One For The Vine tells, it's a really great song. All of these songs invoke a lot of imagery, and that seemed to be Tony's strong suit on these two albums.
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